Royal Caribbean International has partnered with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to utilize its Starlink satellite internet service across its fleet.
The Dubai-based shipping, logistics and marine services company GAC Group has appointed Jasem Zaiton as its business development consultant for the cruise sector, as the company looks to expand its cruise services.
South Africa is gearing up for a strong bounce back from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and the Omicron variant of 2021, with 60 cruise itineraries scheduled to […]
Carnival Corporation has announced the rollout of comprehensive technology upgrades called Service Power Packages across its fleet to further improve energy savings and reduce fuel consumption.
The marine bunkering company Vitol has expanded its operations to Dubai’s Port Rashid, providing bunkering services to cruise ships conducting stopovers in the city.
EasyCruiseOne, the ship that launched the failed EasyCruise brand back in 2005, has finally been consigned to the scrap heap in Dubai, with dismantling of the ship now underway.
AIDA Cruises has become the first big ship cruise line to incorporate biofuels into its range of maritime fuel sources.
Cape Town looks set for a busy 2022/23 cruise season, with seven cruise ships homeporting in the city for all or part of the cruise season, which runs from October, 2022 to […]
Running aground is the second most common type of accident for commercial ships after collisions, but it is surprisingly infrequent in the cruise industry.
With Cunard Line reporting its strongest bookings in more than a decade, and Royal Caribbean reporting low COVID infections numbers at sea and imminent profitability, the future looks increasingly bright for the […]
Demand for cruises in 2022 remains high, according to cruise lines, despite the new travel restrictions, health and safety protocols and uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant.
The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is a potential existential threat to the cruise industry, but the Delta variant fallout provides a hint of the potential impact it may […]
Most of the cruise industry will be back in full operation by 2022, but the resumption of cruises amid the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted most cruise lines to implement some form of […]
Dubai has entered the cruise ship refit and refurbishment market, marking a major new development for the local cruise sector.
Carnival Corporation’s expansion into China under the new CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping (Carnival China) subsidiary will lead to significantly more competition for European shipbuilding in the coming years.
Mein Schiff 6 was the first cruise ship to arrive in Dubai for the current 2021/22 cruise season, which runs from October to March annually and is expected to see half a […]
A resurgence in tensions between Iran and US and UK allies in the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to impact the Middle East cruise sector based on past experience.
How many cruise passengers have caught COVID-19 aboard ships that have resumed service since the pandemic began? And is it safe to take a cruise yet? Here’s what the numbers say.
Saudi Arabia cruises and the opening up of the country to cruise tourism will remove two key challenges that have long held the Middle East cruise sector back, and create three opportunities […]
The CDC’s updates to the Conditional Sailing Order regarding the resumption of cruises from the US were initially welcomed by the cruise industry, but now the latest guidance issued by the agency […]